I am interested in taking my mechanical skills up a notch and want to look into doing a rebuild. I want to do a modest build, and I am not concerned with adding huge amounts of power. I am Doing this to further my knowledge, not build a race car. I want to get a used engine complete, or start from a block and go from there. Budget isn't necessarily a concern, because I have no time frame to get it done. I would like to do it over the winter, but if it took longer, so be it.
I am looking for something that is common, like a Honda engine (I know, gasp) to keep cost and part hunting down. Plus, getting a rolling chassis or "beater" to throw it into would be relatively easy. I just don't know if something like that would be a wise choice for a newbie builder.
Any suggestions? Critisism's? Tales than warn of danger ahead? Please share.